RRC ID 1638
Author Salamini F.
Title Plant Biology. Hormones and the green revolution.
Journal Science
Abstract The success of the green revolution largely resulted from the creation of dwarf cultivars of wheat and rice, which had much higher yields than conventional crops. Characterization of these dwarf cultivars showed that the mutant genes were involved in either the synthesis or signaling of gibberellin, a plant growth hormone. In his Perspective, Salamini highlights new work (Multani et al.) that identifies the cause of dwarfism in agronomically important varieties of maize and sorghum. In these cases, dwarfism is caused by defective transport of another growth hormone called auxin.
Volume 302(5642)
Pages 71-2
Published 2003-10-3
DOI 10.1126/science.1090811
PII 302/5642/71
PMID 14526071
MeSH ATP Binding Cassette Transporter, Subfamily B / genetics ATP Binding Cassette Transporter, Subfamily B / metabolism Agriculture Arabidopsis / genetics Arabidopsis / growth & development Arabidopsis / metabolism Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism Biological Transport Breeding Genes, Plant* Genetic Engineering Genome, Plant Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism* Light Mutation Phenotype Plant Proteins / genetics Plant Proteins / metabolism Poaceae / genetics Poaceae / growth & development Poaceae / metabolism* Quantitative Trait Loci Zea mays / genetics Zea mays / growth & development Zea mays / metabolism*
IF 41.846
Times Cited 35